Trashy Mood, and an Unexpected Kick!

Yesterday I was in a trashy mood! Well, not only yesterday, but for some time now I haven’t made a lot of photographs though I always carry a camera with me. Every morning I tell myself that during lunch hour I’ll take a stroll and shoot a roll of film, but every day at noon I find myself lazing behind my desk with a book or browsing the net…

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Black Mood

But yesterday I had a kick! Continue reading

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Bye bye Canon A-1

I have finished the last roll of film in my Canon A-1 which is really one of the most good looking cameras I’ve ever owned. IMG_0631

Not only is it pleasing to the eye but it’s also a real joy to shoot. And as a matter of fact it produces some extraordinarily well exposed photos.

In fact, by the time this camera came out, Canon had their exposure system well tuned. The old fashioned (even for the time) horizontal cloth shutter was terribly reliable, the computerised exposure system was spot on and can handle the trickiest situations. And it even can do so now, after nearly 40 years. Continue reading

Printing our Memories!

This week I stumbled upon a website I did not know before…. OK you say, happens all he time, and you are right. The point I want to make is that it’s a special site, for me at least.

You see, I’ve been living in Mauritius for two and a half year from 2007 on and as an amateur photographer (still digital in those days) I would have gone crazy about this museum.PMM

A great place for film and photography, existing since 1966 in Mauritius and I didn’t even know!  Continue reading

Oscar in Action!

At last Oscar is back and the first ‘real’ film that was not just some test shots is developed. Black and White of course!170402 - Leica IIIa - Ilford HP5 (13)

I must say that the camera works beautifully, the wind mechanism is smooth as butter, the shutter sounds terrible great, satisfying even and everything feels like…. well like it must have felt 79 years ago when he saw the light of day in Wetzlar. Continue reading